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Senator John Laird discusses the criminal and victim justice system with District Attorney Dan Dow Click to view article, Senator John Laird discusses the criminal and victim justice system with District Attorney Dan Dow

Senator John Laird discusses the criminal and victim justice system with District Attorney Dan Dow

District Attorney Dan Dow and State Senator John Laird, who represents the Central Coast, met to discuss public safety legislation that is pending before the California Legislature in Sacramento.

Tyler Dale Andree (DOB 3/25/1996) Booking Photo (2/8/2021) Click to view article, Judge Sentences Tyler Andree to 120 days Jail, felony probation, and to register as a sex offender

Judge Sentences Tyler Andree to 120 days Jail, felony probation, and to register as a sex offender

Former Morro Bay High School teacher and swim coach Tyler Andree (25) was sentenced to serve 120 days in the county jail, be placed on supervised felony probation, and to register as a sex offender for 20 years for his crimes of having sex with a 17-year-old student and communicating with a minor with intent to commit a sexual crime.

Governor Reverses Parole Board's Decision to Parole Convicted Murderer Royce Casey who Murdered Teen Elyse Pahler in 1995. Click to view article, Governor Reverses Parole Board's Decision to Parole Convicted Murderer Royce Casey

Governor Reverses Parole Board's Decision to Parole Convicted Murderer Royce Casey

One month after DA Dow urged in writing, Governor Newsom reversed the Board of Parole Hearings earlier decision to release Royce Casey, one of three who were convicted and sentenced to prison for the 1995 horrific murder of Arroyo Grande High School Freshman Elyse Pahler.

DA Dan Dow Reaches Settlement with Walmart for Price Gouging during Pandemic Click to view article, DA Dan Dow Announces Settlement with Wal-Mart for Price Gouging During Pandemic

DA Dan Dow Announces Settlement with Wal-Mart for Price Gouging During Pandemic

Walmart agrees to pay $9,000 for violating the Business and Professions Code when selling disinfecting wipes at an exorbitant profit during the pandemic emergency in 2020.

Joshua Delante Wheeler (DOB 02/12/1983) Booking Photo (10/01/2020) Click to view article, Jury convicts Oceano man of raping 16-year-old young woman he had a duty to protect

Jury convicts Oceano man of raping 16-year-old young woman he had a duty to protect

After a five-day long jury trial, a San Luis Obispo County jury found Oceano resident Jason Delante Wheeler (38) guilty of eight felony sex crimes, including four counts of forcible rape of a minor.

Booking Photo: Jason Robert Porter (DOB 05/5/1972) Click to view article, Jason Robert Porter sentenced to 280 years-to-life plus five years in prison for his conviction of 52 counts related to child sexual abuse, child pornography and other crimes.

Jason Robert Porter sentenced to 280 years-to-life plus five years in prison for his conviction of 52 counts related to child sexual abuse, child pornography and other crimes.

District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that Jason Robert Porter (49) has been sentenced to 280 years-to-life plus 5 years for his June 2, 2021, conviction on 16 felony counts, including multiple sex crimes against four child victims and possession of child pornography. Porter was also convicted of 36 misdemeanor counts of unauthorized...

Booking Photo: Cody Julian (DOB 10/24/1989) Click to view article, Judge sentences Cody Julian to 24 years-to-life for his conviction of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 10.

Judge sentences Cody Julian to 24 years-to-life for his conviction of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 10.

District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that Cody Julian of Arroyo Grande has been sentenced to 24 years-to-life for his conviction of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 10.

Office of the District Attorney Statement Regarding Man Caught Removing Blue Ribbons Honoring Slain SLO Police Detective Click to view article, DA Statement Regarding Man Caught Removing Blue Ribbons Honoring Slain SLO Police Detective

DA Statement Regarding Man Caught Removing Blue Ribbons Honoring Slain SLO Police Detective

District Attorney Dan Dow released a statement today regarding a recent incident involving the removal of blue ribbons placed on city property as a tribute to honor fallen Detective Luca Benedetti.